DD#9: Cultural Resources, Capacity Development, and Custodianship
A public debate for enhancing community exchange initiatives
Design Dialogues at The Courtyard invites you to a public debate on the current state of capacity development initiatives: contribution of independent practitioners versus the benefits of institutional setups.
If community engagement has been a platform for creative explorations and cultural impact-making, the tool for such possibilities would be the exchange of resources and capacities. But have we pondered further about the nature of these mechanisms: Do these frameworks have a neutral voice? Where does the ownership lie? Are these initiatives self-sustainable?
Through the experiences of a few guest speakers from diverse disciplines, this dialogue intends to anchor a discourse around the relevance of capacity development initiatives and ethics of community engagement.